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ABC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
, dan. the death toll continues to climb with at least 1 american and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed. the algerian military has twice stormed the natural gas facility. but authorities say the situation this morning, is still not resolved. and a number of western workers, including americans, apparently remain hostages. the state department has now confirmed that 58-year-old fred buttaccio of suburban houston, was killed at some point during the attack and subsequent rescue effort. but another american, mark cobb of corpus christi, texas, is now confirmed as safe. cobb was the senior manager at the bp facility algeria. and sent a message saying, i'm alive. the al qaeda-linked group claims the attack on the facility in the african desert, had been planned for some two months. in both assault, the algerian army, using tanks and helicopters, found the terrorists were heavily armed and prepared to fight to the death. one official described the aftermath as carnage. hostages who escaped or were freed, said the terrorists only wanted westerners or americans, and were brutal in t
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
of the threat posed by al qaeda in africa," which clearly, bianna and dan, becomes a new and dangerous front in the battle against a terror group that found a new place to kill innocent americans. >> a lot of us waking up to this. brian ross, thank you for your reporting this morning. >>> now that the fatal finale of this is behind us, the survivors are telling harrowing stories about escapes, and bombs strapped around necks, thrown to hospitals across europe, one in south italy where abc's nick schifrin is this morning. nick, good morning. >> reporter: survivors suffered through four days of sheer terror and some are just beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and saw their colleagues executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they witnessed horrifying scenes and had to walk past their dead colleagues' bodies. and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and had to wear explosives strapped to his chest. others like mark grant hid for more than 80 hour
ABC
Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
causing major waves. abc's dan harris has been covering scientology for years. he's here, now, with the sorry. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning. scientology is fighting back against the book by lawrence wright, about the inner workings of the faith and some of its famous members. >> when you're a scientologist, you see life but you see things the way they are. >> reporter: from celebrity members like tom cruise, to the legions of worker bees behind the scene, lawrence wright's new book "going clear" is a sweeping look at scientology. >> life after death is life after death. >> reporter: the book traces the faith from its founding by l. ron hubbard, to its current leader, david miscavige. >> i've never met a more compassionate being. we're lucky to have you. thank you. >> reporter: some high-ranking church officials have accused miscavige of being abusive. debbie cook once ran the mecca in florida. >> i witnessed mr. miscavige physically punching. >> reporter: she testified that she saw miscavige punch a scientology executive. while he never hit her, he did order hi
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